Mojo Vision has made the dreams of numerous science fiction writers a reality with Mojo Lenses. The first-gen AR contacts feature 14k pixels-per-inch microdisplays, wireless radios, and image and motion sensors.
Meanwhile, a new Japanese study suggests VR may actually prevent the formation of visual memories. One hypothesis points to the cognitive load of VR experiences, which might inhibit learning.
Finally, Pearl Jam teased new album Gigaton via a worldwide AR scavenger hunt. Fans in cities around the world were treated to a snippet of music and animation of polar ice caps melting by viewing billboards through the Gigaton Instagram filter.
MGISS and vGIS announce partnership to transform GIS, BIM and CAD data into AR (Directions Magazine)
FDA to host March 5 meeting on AR/VR in medicine (MedTech Drive)
Google gets patent in India for tech on AR-based virtual graffiti (Business Standard)
Walgreens using HoloLens 2 to train employees of new Kroger Express stores (The Record)
New Museum and Onassis USA creating a space for MR artists in Midtown Manhattan (Fad Magazine)
Apple releases new 'Reality Converter' macOS app for working with USDZ AR and 3D files (9to5Mac)
Disney's 'top secret' Frozen 2 VR short is heading to Sundance (CNET)
Microsoft Looking Into HoloLens 2 Display Issues (Venture Beat)
Snapchat Launches AR Scavenger Hunt with Near-Instant Object Recognition (Next Reality)
SoftServ Release Shelf Analytics AI Tool with MR Shopping Assistant (Yahoo! Finance)
ASOS introduces See my Fit tool developed with Israeli AR company Zeekit (MDS)
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